Participants of the July 12-16 Track and Field Camp show off their certificates.

Track and Field Camp

(Camp is open to 5th-12th graders at all levels) Under the direction of All-American and NJ State Champions, Jen Graf and Tyrone Ross, this one week program is designed to provide specific training techniques and conditioning methods to help athletes improve at their events.
July 19-July 23
Venue: Metuchen HS Track

It’s not too late, there’s more in store for Summer 2010

For details, contact 732-632-8502

Summer Playground Program: Open to youngsters 6-13 years old. A 6-week program which will include sports, games, arts & crafts, special events, and trips.

Playground site: Oakland Park (Oakland Avenue)
June 28 – August 6 (no camp July 5)
Time: 9am – 3pm

TENNIS CAMP: (Grades 5-8)

A fun, instructional approach focusing on learning and improving strokes, coordination, and overall knowledge of the game. Consists of 1, 2, or 3 one-week sessions where participants will receive specialized instructions from Rob Strauss, Metuchen HS Varsity Tennish coach. The camp will run Monday through Thursday with rainouts played on Fridays. Whether you’ve never stepped on a court or have been playing for years, this is the camp for you! Enrollment is limited and minimum attendance is required. Must provide your own racquet.

July 19-July 22; July 26-July 29; Aug 2-Aug 5
Time: 3pm-5pm
Fee: $75/week
Place: Oakland Tennis Courts, Oakland Avenue


In this workshop, young artists will have lots of fun experimenting with various art techniques and materials to make beautiful projects to bring home. Taught by elementary school art teacher Wendi Cohen and children’s book illustrator Kim Alderman. Fee includes materials.

July 26-July 27
Time: 9am-11am (Grade 1-3); 12pm-2pm (Grades 4-6)
Fee: $60
Place: Edgar School, Brunswick Avenue


Week 1 – August 2-6 (9am-12pm) $145/week
Theater Games for the Young Actor (Going into Grades 1, 2 and 3)
A new camp this year with the drama instructors from Metuchen’s own The Kids Theater Experience offers a wonderful week for the ‘young theater lover’. Here kids will explore acting and theater basics through games and even ‘treasure hunts’. Strictly an instructional class, your young artists will enjoy learning about improvisation, stage voice and movement, staging and even some puppetry as a craft project.

This is a wonderful way to build self esteem by helping young students trust their own unique imagination through creative learning and theater. Instructional focus will be on collaboration, teamwork and fun. On the last day of camp, students can share what they have learned with their special grown-up at our ‘theater demonstration’. Class size limited. Visit www.tktexperience.com for more information.

Week 2 – August 9-13 (9am-12pm) $145/week
Acting 101 for the Young Actor (Going into Grades 4, 5 and 6)
An instructional camp for the budding performer! No audition necessary, but an interest for theater is a must! Come learn the ins and outs of acting and theater with the drama instructors from the The Kids Theater Experience. The week will focus on exploring many aspects of acting with theater games, stage voice and movement exercises, staging basics and critical thinking skills with improvisation. This fun week gives students a chance to improve life skills such as public speaking, oral presentations and leadership opportunities that develops self-confidence that will stay with them.

Week 2 – August 9-13 (1pm-4pm) $145/week
Acting for the Young Teen Actor – Going into Grades 7, 8 and 9)
This is an instructional camp for the young teen actor. No audition necessary, but a more serious interest in theater and respect for peers is a must. Come experience acting lessons like never before. Taught by instructors from The Kids Theater Experience, you will get a variety of life lessons tied into acting and theater. Use you natural acting skills in everyday issues through theater games, stage voice projection and movement exercises and theatrical staging. Students will develop critical thinking skills, leadership skills, confidence and public speaking skills. This fast paced week will culminate in a theater demonstration. Class is limited.

Venue: Edgar School, Brunswick Avenue


For more information visit summerstrings.org

Beginning Strings Camp (Incoming Grades 4-8 students)
August 2-13
9am-10am: Beginning Strings Technique Part 1
10am-11am: Music Reading Techniques and Basic Music Theory
11am-12pm: Beginning Strings Technique Part 2
Fee: $300/child
Venue: Edgar School

Intermediate Strings Camp (Incoming Grades 4-8 students)
August 2-13
9am-10am: Strings Technique
10am-11am: Scales and Sight Reading
11am-12pm: String Orchestra
Fee: $300/child
Venue: Edgar School

Advanced Chamber Music Camp (Incoming Grades 4-12 students)
August 2-13
9am-10am: Advanced Strings Technique
10am-11am: Advanced Scales and Sight Reading
11am-12pm: Advanced String Orchestra
Fee: $300/child
Venue: Edgar School

MUSIC CAMP: (Grades 4-12)
August 2-13
12:30pm-1:30pm: Music Theory and Analysis
1:30pm-2:30pm: Music Technology Exploration
2:30pm-3:30pm: Music Composition
Fee: $300/child
Venue: Edgar School

Track and Field Camp snapshots